JTB DWG Columns for Explorer

JTB DWG Columns for Explorer

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
Show the DWG and DXF versions and properties and metadata in Explorer columns or in file dialog boxes within Autodesk® AutoCAD® or other applications.

General Usage Instructions

Enhance the user experience with DWG Columns for Explorer Handler. Show the DWG and DXF properties and metadata in Explorer columns or even in file dialog boxes within AutoCAD or other applications. Sort files in Explorer based on any of the columns available like a revision. Use DWGPROPS in AutoCAD and add information in the Summary or Custom tabs and you can show this information in columns in Windows Explorer.

The columns can show the version of the DWG file, up to 30 custom properties, title, subject, author, comments, created, hyperlink base, keywords, last saved by, last updated, revision number, DWG Editing Time, DWG Created By (for example, can show AutoCAD 2017 or Autodesk® Inventor® 2017), DWG ID (for example ACAD0001409 making it possible to see a difference between a drawing created in AutoCAD or AutoCAD Architecture. ODA can show for a DWG created with the Open Design Alliance API), DWG Reg (Version in the registry, for example, 210 that stands for R21.0) and DWG Build (AutoCAD build number, for example, N5200x64).

The PROPULATE command in AutoCAD allows a quick, automated population of the Drawing Properties dialog data fields.



If the trial or free version or an older version is installed, uninstall that one first. Run DWG Columns setup.exe. A restart of Windows is required after installation.

You can uninstall it just as you would uninstall any other application from your system. On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu, and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps.

Additional Information

No need to have AutoCAD installed. That means that everyone at your company can see this information. No need to open the drawing to know information like revision and other valuable information in the drawing. Supported extensions are DWG, BAK, DWT, DWS, and SV$ in any DWG file version as well as DXF. Column names can be customized for example from "DWG Revision" to "Rev" or into other languages. This product is not running within AutoCAD and does not include a Ribbon panel. Elevated user privileges are required to install this product. For further documentation visit JTB World's product page for DWG Columns for Explorer

NOTE: If you previously installed the Free or Trial version of this software, then you must uninstall it for the Paid version to work properly

Known Issues

DXF is not supported on Windows XP.


Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added Autodesk AutoCAD 2024 support. No change in version number.


Improves DWG Created By column for drawings created by Civil 3D and Mechanical to show correctly.


Bugs fixed


Added AutoCAD 2020 support. No change in version number.


Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 support. No change in version number.


Added support for DWG 2018 file format.


Performance improvements.


DWG Created By, DWG ID and DWG Build are new columns. Minor bug fixes.


Now there are 3 versions of DWG Columns. One fully functional version that can be purchased, one trial and one freeware.


Added support for AutoCAD® 2017 (no version number change)


Added digital signing to DLL and installer.


Support for DXF files and InfoTip/ToolTip. 30-day trial available.


Support for DWG 2013 file format

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